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National Trust scheme to spend millions restoring rivers in Cheshire and Cumbria

The River Bollin in Altrincham. Photo: Press Association.

Miles of North West rivers - and the landscapes around them - will be protected and restored with a news conservation project by the National Trust.

The charity unveiled plans to boost habitats, wildlife and access for people along the River Derwent in Cumbria and the Bollin in Cheshire.

The work will help slow the flow of water and alleviate flooding by restoring the banks and habitats of the Derwent.

Efforts to tackle non-native species along the River Bollin will also get under way.

"A better future for the countryside, including our farmers, communities and a healthy and beautiful natural environment, is within our grasp."

– Hilary McGrady, National Trust